I welcome today’s publication by the EPA which indicates that Ireland’s 2019 greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 4.5% compared with 2018 levels. This is the largest annual reduction in emissions since 2011. I’m particularly pleased at the improvements shown by the reduction in coal use, and the increase in the amount of electricity generated by wind power. Agricultural emissions fell by almost 4%, indicating progress is possible that both reduces costs and reduces emissions. Transport emissions fell by only 0.3%, indicating we need a major reorientation towards public transport, cycling and walking.